The Wildiaries Experience |


Australia's Iconic Wildlife Discovery

From $2170.00 * AUD

Available between January 01, 2013 — June 30, 2015

Duration of tour 6 days 5 nights

This is an example of one tour itinerary. Our tours can generally be tailored for different group sizes or budgets. We can also modify activities and create packages out of different tours. Contact one of our travel specialists for advice or use the form below to get in touch and we'll call you.

The ’wildest’ thing you’ll discover about Melbourne is the incredible diversity of animals, birds and forests that fringe the world’s most liveable city.

The list of uniquely Australian wildlife on Melbourne’s doorstep is impressive. Duck-billed Platypus, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Swamp Wallaby, Eastern-barred Bandicoot, Southern Brown Bandicoot, Koala, Wombat, Grey-headed Flying Fox, Superb Lyrebird, Greater Glider, Yellow-bellied Glider, Sugar Glider, Ring-tailed Possum, Brush-tailed Possum, Australian Fur Seal, Bottlenose Dolphin, Little Penguin and Weedy Sea Dragon are just a few of the species that you can see around Melbourne ... not to mention cockatoos and parrots, fairy-wrens and honeyeaters that make up a quarter of all Australia’s bird life.

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  • The most comprehensive variety of iconic Australian animals for any tour in Australia
  • The perfect gateway destination on your journey to experience Australia’s amazing natural world
  • Great photo opportunities


Day 1 Arriving in Melbourne and picking up your hire car, you’ll head to a location on the Yarra River and meet one of our guides to watch platypus in the evening before a night staying in the city.

Day 2 Self drive to the You Yangs and join a tour to see wild Koalas and Swamp Wallabies and find out how your visit contributes to their conservation. After dinner, you'll head to the Rothwell Sanctuary to spotlight mammals at this predator-proofed private reserve that protects the last of the mainland Eastern-barred Bandicoots, as well as Southern Brown Bandicoots, reintroduced Rufous Bettongs and Eastern Quolls (both extinct on mainland Australia).

Day 3 Drive to Kew and see roosting Grey-headed Flying Foxes (fruit bats) then drive east to the Dandenong Ranges for lunch among Crimson Rosellas, King Parrots and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos. After a short drive to Healesville, you'll be met by your nature guide for an afternoon and evening searching for Superb Lyrebirds, Wombats,Greater Gliders, Sugar Gliders, Ring-tailed Possums, Brush-tailed Possums, Yellow-bellied Gliders, Tawny Frogmouth, Powerful and Boobook Owls. The night will be spent in Healesville.

Day 4 The following morning you have some free time to explore Healesville, lunch at the famous Healesville Sanctuary, then take a two hour drive to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula for the next stage of your quest.

Day 5 You’ll start the day with a boat trip and morning swim with Bottlenose Dolphins, Australian Fur Seals and Australasian Gannets before returning for lunch. Then in the afternoon, you’ll snorkel with Weedy Sea Dragons (a colourful camouflaged seahorse). Finally, you’ll drive back to St Kilda for dinner and a private guided tour to see wild urban Little Penguins and the opportunity to see another native mammal - Rakali or Water Rat.

Day 6 Drop off hire car, explore the city and depart Melbourne.



5 days mid sized car rental, 5 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch, mix of small group and private wildlife touring & experiences and entry fees.


From $2170.00 * AUD

Per person, twin share

Available between January 01, 2013 — June 30, 2015

Duration of tour 6 days 5 nights

Our licensed travel agent can arrange all travel to and from tour locations. We can also arrange fully-guided options as well as tailoring packages for families and groups travelling together.

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